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Gateway Notebook

Contents

Chapter 1: About this reference. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1

About this guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Accessing the online User Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Gateway contact information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Gateway model and serial number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Microsoft Certificate of Authenticity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 For more information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

Chapter 2: Checking Out Your Gateway Notebook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5

Identifying features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Front . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Left . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Right . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Back . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Bottom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Keyboard area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

Connecting the AC adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Protecting from power source problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Connecting the dial-up modem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Connecting to a cable or DSL modem or to an Ethernet network . . . . . . . . 14 Starting your notebook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Waking up your notebook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Turning off your notebook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Restarting (rebooting) your notebook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Using the status indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Using the keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Key types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 System key combinations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Using the EZ Pad touchpad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Adjusting the volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Turning your wireless radio on or off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Using the DVD drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Identifying drive types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Inserting a CD or DVD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Using the memory card reader . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Memory card types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Inserting a memory card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Using a memory card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Removing a memory card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Adding and removing a PC Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Changing batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Recalibrating the battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Ordering accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

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Chapter 3: Maintaining and Upgrading Your Notebook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31

Preventing static electricity discharge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 Adding or replacing memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 Replacing the DVD drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 Replacing the hard drive kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38 Replacing the keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40

Removing the keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40 Installing the keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43

Appendix A: Safety, Regulatory, and Legal Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45

Important safety information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46 Regulatory compliance statements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48 Wireless guidance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48 United States of America . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49 Canada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51 Japan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52 Laser safety statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53 EPA ENERGY STAR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53 Environmental information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53 Notices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54

Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57

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CHAPTER 1

About this reference

Accessing the User Guide

Gateway contact information

Microsoft Certificate of Authenticity

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About this guide

This guide includes information and maintenance instructions that are specific to your model of Gateway notebook. For all other notebook information, see your online User Guide.

Accessing the online User Guide

In addition to this guide, the online User Guide has been included on your hard drive. TheUser Guide is anin-depth,easy-to-readmanual that includes information on the following topics:

Help and technical support

Using and customizing Windows and other software Controlling audio and video settings

Using the Internet Protecting your files

Playing and recording media Networking

Maintenance and troubleshooting

To access the online User Guide:

Click Start, All Programs, then click Gateway Documentation.

Gateway contact information

Gateway model and serial number

Important

The label shown in this section is for informational purposes only. Label information varies by model, features ordered, and location.

The label on the bottom of your notebook contains information that identifies your notebook model and its features. Gateway Customer Care will need this information if you call for assistance.

Online Support:

Tech Support Phone:

Hours:

Model:

S/No:

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Microsoft Certificate of Authenticity

Microsoft Certificate of Authenticity

The Microsoft Certificate of Authenticity label found on the bottom of your notebook includes the product key code for your operating system.

For more information

For more information about your notebook, visit Gateway’s Support page atsupport.gateway.com or the web address shown on your notebook’s label. TheSupport page also has links to additional Gateway documentation and detailed specifications.

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CHAPTER 2

Checking Out Your Gateway Notebook

Identifying features

Connecting the AC adapter

Connecting the dial-upmodem

Connecting to a cable or DSL modem or to an Ethernet network

Turning your notebook on and off

Using the status indicators

Using the keyboard and the EZ Pad touchpad

Adjusting the volume

Connecting to a wireless network

Using the DVD drive

Using the memory card reader

Adding and removing a PC card

Changing batteries

Recalibrating the battery

Ordering accessories

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Front

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LCD panel

 

 

 

 

 

Headphone jack

Speaker

Speaker

 

 

 

 

 

release latch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Battery

 

 

Microphone jack

 

 

 

 

 

 

charge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

indicator Power indicator

 

 

Component

Icon

Description

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Speakers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Provide audio output when headphones or amplified speakers are not

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

plugged in.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LCD panel release latch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Slide to open the LCD panel.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Battery charge indicator

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LED blue - battery is fully charged.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LED purple - battery is charging.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LED blinking red - battery charge is very low.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LED solid red - battery is malfunctioning.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Power indicator

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LED on - notebook is on.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LED blinking - notebook is in Standby mode.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LED off - notebook is off.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Microphone jack

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plug a microphone into this jack.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Headphone jack

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plug amplified speakers or headphones into this jack. The built-in

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

speakers are turned off when speakers or headphones are plugged

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

into this jack.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Identifying features

Kensington lock slot

Ventilation fan

DVD drive

S-Videoout jack

Component

Icon

Description

 

 

 

 

Kensington™

 

 

Secure your notebook to an object by connecting a Kensington cable lock to this

 

 

lock slot

 

 

slot.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S-Videoout jack

 

 

Plug an S-Videodevice, such as a television, into this optional jack. For more

(optional)

 

 

information, see Viewing the display on a televisionin the online User Guide.

 

 

 

 

Ventilation fan

 

 

Helps cool internal components.

 

 

 

Warning: Do not work for long periods with the notebook resting on your lap.

 

 

 

If the air vents are blocked, the notebook may become hot enough to harm your

 

 

 

skin.

 

 

 

Caution: Do not block or insert objects into these slots. If these slots are blocked,

 

 

 

your notebook may overheat resulting in unexpected shutdown or permanent

 

 

 

damage to the notebook.

 

 

 

Caution: Provide adequate space around your notebook so air vents are not

 

 

 

obstructed. Do not use the notebook on a bed, sofa, rug, or other similar surface.

 

 

 

 

DVD drive

 

 

Insert CDs or DVDs into this drive. For more information, see “Using the DVD

 

 

 

drive” on page 24. To determine the type of drive in the notebook, examine the

 

 

 

drive tray’s plastic cover and compare the logo to those listed in “Identifying

 

 

 

drive types” on page 24.

 

 

 

 

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Right

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Memory card

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PC Card slot

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

USB ports

 

reader

USB ports

 

 

 

 

 

IEEE 1394 port

 

Ethernet jack

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Modem jack

Component

Icon

Description

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PC Card slot

 

 

 

 

 

 

Insert one Type II PC Card into this slot. For more information, see “Adding and

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

removing a PC Card” on page 26.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IEEE 1394 port

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plug an IEEE 1394 (also known as Firewire® or i.Link®) device (such as a digital

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

camcorder) into this 4-pinIEEE 1394 port.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Memory card reader

 

 

 

 

 

 

Insert a memory card from a digital camera, MP3 player, PDA, or cellular

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

telephone into the memory card reader. For more information, see “Using the

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

memory card reader” on page 25. The memory card reader supports Memory

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stick®, Memory Stick Pro®, Mini Secure Digital®, MultiMediaCard™,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RS-MultiMediaCard™,and Secure Digital™ cards.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

USB ports

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plug USB devices (such as a diskette drive, flash drive, printer, scanner,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

camera, keyboard, or mouse) into these ports.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ethernet jack

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plug an Ethernet network cable into this jack. The other end of the cable can

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

be plugged into a cable modem, DSL modem, or an Ethernet network jack.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information, see “Connecting to a cable or DSL modem or to an

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ethernet network” on page 14.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Modem jack

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plug a modem cable into this jack. For more information, see “Connecting the

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

dial-up modem” on page 13.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Identifying features

Power connector Monitor port

Component

Icon

Description

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Power connector

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plug the AC adapter cable into this connector.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monitor port

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plug an analog VGA monitor or projector into this port. For more

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

information, see “Viewing the display on a projector or monitor” in the

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

online User Guide.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bottom

Battery latch Battery Memory bay Battery lock

System label

Hard drive bay

Component

Icon

Description

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Battery latch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Slide to release the battery. For more information, see “Changing batteries”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

on page 27.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Battery

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Provides power when the notebook is not plugged into AC power.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Memory bay

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Install a memory module into this bay. For more information, see “Adding

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

or replacing memory” on page 32.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Battery lock

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Slide to unlock the battery. For more information, see “Changing batteries”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

on page 27.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

System label

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Includes the product model number. For more information, see “Gateway

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

model and serial number” on page 2.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hard drive bay

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The hard drive is located in this bay. For more information, see “Replacing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

the hard drive kit” on page 38.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Identifying features

Power button

Keyboard

 

 

Status indicators

Touchpad

 

 

 

 

 

Component

Icon

Description

 

 

 

 

 

Power button

 

 

Press to turn the power on or off. You can also configure the power button for

 

 

 

 

 

Standby/Resume mode. For more information on configuring the power button

 

 

 

mode, see “Changing Power-SavingSettings” in the onlineUser Guide.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keyboard

 

 

Provides all the features of a full-sized,computer keyboard. For more

 

 

 

information, see “Using the keyboard” on page 18.

 

 

 

 

Touchpad

 

 

Provides all the functionality of a mouse. For more information, see “Using the

 

 

 

EZ Pad touchpad” on page 21.

 

 

 

 

Status indicators

 

 

Inform you when a drive is in use or when a button has been pressed that affects

 

 

 

how the keyboard is used. For more information, see “Using the status indicators”

 

 

 

on page 17.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Connecting the AC adapter

Warning

Do not attempt to disassemble the AC adapter. The AC adapter has no user-replaceableoruser-serviceableparts inside. The AC adapter has dangerous voltages that can cause serious injury or death. Contact Gateway about returning defective AC adapters.

Caution

Make sure that you use the AC adapter that came with your notebook or one of the same type purchased from Gateway.

Replace the power cord if it becomes damaged. The replacement cord must be of the same type and voltage rating as the original cord or your notebook may be damaged.

Important

If the battery charge indicator does not turn blue after three hours, contact Gateway Customer Care at support.gateway.com.

Important

If the battery is not fully charged before you use your notebook on battery power for the first time, the battery life may be much shorter than you expect. If the battery life seems short even after being charged for three hours, the battery may need to be recalibrated. For information on recalibrating the battery, see “Recalibrating the battery” on page 29.

You can run your notebook using an AC adapter or your notebook’s battery. The battery was shipped to you partially charged. You should use the AC adapter right away to fully charge the battery. Allow three hours for the battery to fully charge.

To connect the AC adapter:

1 Connect the power cord to the AC adapter.

2 Connect the AC adapter to your notebook’s power connector.

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Connecting the dial-upmodem

3Plug the power cord into a wall outlet. The battery charge indicator turns on (see “Front” on page 6 for the location of the battery charge indicator). If the battery charge indicator does not turn on, complete the following steps until it turns on:

a Unplug the adapter from your notebook, then plug it back in.

b PressFN+F1 to toggle the status lights on and off.

4When you finish using your notebook for the first time, turn off your notebook and leave your notebook connected to AC power until the battery charge indicator turns blue.

Protecting from power source problems

Warning

High voltages can enter your notebook through both the power cord and the modem connection. To protect your notebook and avoid electrical shock, use a surge protector. If you have a telephone modem, use a surge protector that has a modem jack. If you have a cable modem, use a surge protector that has an antenna/cable TV jack. During an electrical storm, unplug both the surge protector and the modem.

During a power surge, the voltage level of electricity coming into your notebook can increase to levels far above normal levels and cause data loss or system damage. Protect your notebook and peripheral devices by connecting them to a surge protector, which absorbs voltage surges and prevents them from reaching your notebook.

Connecting the dial-upmodem

Warning

To reduce the risk of fire, use only No. 26 AWG or larger telecommunications line cord.

Your notebook has a built-in56K modem that you can use to connect to a standard telephone line.

To connect the modem:

1 Insert one end of the modem cable into the modem jack

 

 

 

on the right

side of your notebook.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2Insert the other end of the modem cable into a telephone wall jack. The modem will not work with digital or PBX telephone lines.

3 Start your notebook, then start your communications program.

Connecting to a cable or DSL modem or to an Ethernet network

Your notebook has a network jack that you can use to connect to a cable or DSL modem or to an Ethernet network.

To connect to a cable or DSL modem or to an Ethernet network:

1 Insert one end of the network cable into the network jack

 

 

 

on the right

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

side of your notebook.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2Insert the other end of the network cable into a cable modem, DSL modem, or Ethernet network jack.

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Starting your notebook

Starting your notebook

Warning

Do not work for long periods with the notebook resting on your lap. If the air vents are blocked, the notebook may become hot enough to harm your skin.

Caution

Provide adequate space around your notebook so air vents are not obstructed. Do not use the notebook on a bed, sofa, rug, or other similar surface.

Tips & Tricks

For more information about changing the power button mode, see “Changing Power-SavingSettings” in the online User Guide.

To start your notebook:

1 Slide the latch on the front of your notebook, then lift the LCD panel.

2 Press the power button located above the keyboard.

3If you are starting your notebook for the first time, follow the on-screeninstructions to set up your notebook.

Waking up your notebook

Tips & Tricks

For more information about Standby mode, see “Changing power modes” in the online User Guide.

When you have not used your notebook for several minutes or if you close the LCD panel without turning off your notebook, it may enter a power-savingmode calledStandby. While in Standby, the power indicator flashes. If your notebook is in Standby mode, press the power button to “wake” it up.

Turning off your notebook

Important

 

To turn off your notebook:

If for some reason you cannot use the

 

Click Start, then clickTurn Off Computer. TheTurn Off Computer dialog

Turn Off Computer option in Windows to

1

turn off your notebook, press and hold

 

box opens.

the power button for about five seconds,

 

then release it.

2

Click Turn Off. Windows shuts down and turns off your notebook.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Restarting (rebooting) your notebook

Important

If your notebook does not turn off immediately, complete the following steps until the notebook turns off:

1. Press and hold the power button for about five seconds, then release it.

2. Unplug the power cord and remove the battery for more than 10 seconds.

If your notebook does not respond to keyboard, touchpad, or mouse input, you may have to close programs that are not responding. If closing unresponsive programs does not restore your notebook to normal operation, you may have to restart (reboot) your notebook.

To close unresponsive programs and restart your notebook:

1 PressCTRL+ALT+DEL. TheWindows Security dialog box opens.

2 ClickTask Manager. TheWindows Task Manager dialog box opens.

3 Click the program that is not responding.

4 Click End Task.

5 ClickX in thetop-rightcorner of theWindows Task Manager dialog box.

6If your notebook does not respond, turn it off, wait ten seconds, then turn it on again.

As a part of the regular startup process, a program to check the disk status runs automatically. When the checks are finished, Windows starts.

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Using the status indicators

Using the status indicators

Important

If none of the indicators are on, you may need to press FN+F1 to toggle the status indicators on.

Status indicators inform you when a drive is being used or when a button has been pressed that affects how the keyboard is used. The status indicators are located below the touchpad.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hard drive

Wireless network

 

 

 

 

 

 

Disc drive

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Caps lock

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Num lock

Indicator

Icon

Description

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wireless network (optional)

 

 

 

LED on - Wireless radio is turned on.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LED off - Wireless radio is turned off.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Caps lock

 

 

 

LED on - Caps lock is turned on.

 

 

A

LED off - Caps lock is turned off.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Num lock

 

 

 

LED on - Numeric keypad is turned on.

 

 

 

 

 

1

LED off - Numeric keypad is turned off.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Disc drive

 

 

 

LED blinking - The disc drive is in use.

 

 

 

 

LED off - The disc drive is not in use.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hard drive

 

 

 

LED blinking - The hard drive is in use.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LED off - The hard drive is not in use.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Using the keyboard

Tips & Tricks

You can attach an external keyboard to the notebook using a USB port. You do not need to shut down the notebook to connect a USB keyboard.

Your notebook features a full-sizekeyboard that functions the same as a desktop computer keyboard. Many of the keys have been assigned alternate functions, including shortcut keys for Windows, function keys for specific system operations, and the Num Lock keys for the numeric keypad.

Function keys/ System keys

Numeric

keypad Navigation keys

FN key

Arrow keys

Windows key

Application key

Key types

The keyboard has several different types of keys. Some keys perform specific actions when pressed alone and other actions when pressed in combination with another key.

Key type

Icon

Description

 

 

 

 

 

Function

 

 

 

Press these keys labeled F1 toF12 to perform actions in programs. For example,

keys

 

 

 

pressing F1 may open help.

 

 

 

 

Each program uses different function keys for different purposes. See the program

 

 

 

 

documentation to find out more about the function key actions.

 

 

 

 

 

System keys

 

 

 

Press these colored keys in combination with the FN key to perform specific actions.

 

 

 

 

For more information, see “System key combinations” on page 19.

 

 

 

 

 

Navigation

 

 

 

Press these keys to move the cursor to the beginning of a line, to the end of a line, up

keys

 

 

 

the page, down the page, to the beginning of a document, or to the end of a document.

 

 

 

 

 

Arrow keys

 

 

 

Press these keys to move the cursor up, down, right, or left.

 

 

 

 

 

Application

 

 

 

Press this key for quick access to shortcut menus and help assistants in Windows.

 

 

 

key

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Windows

 

 

 

Press this key to open the Windows Start menu. This key can also be used in

key

 

 

 

combination with other keys to open utilities like F (Search utility),R (Run utility), and

 

 

 

 

E (Explorer utility).

 

 

 

 

 

FN key

 

 

 

Press the FN key in combination with a colored system key to perform a specific action.

 

 

 

 

 

Numeric

 

 

 

Use these keys to type numbers when the numeric keypad is turned on. Press FN+ 1

keypad

 

 

 

to turn on the numeric keypad.

 

 

 

 

 

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Using the keyboard

System key combinations

When you press the FN key and a system key at the same time, your notebook performs the action identified by the text or icon on the key.

Press and hold FN, then

...To

press this system key...

 

 

 

 

Toggle the status indicators on or off. For more information, see “Using

 

 

 

 

 

 

the status indicators” on page 17.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Turn the optional wireless network on or off. For more information, see “Wireless Networking” in your online User Guide.

Warning: Radio frequency wireless communication can interfere with equipment on commercial aircraft. Current aviation regulations require wireless devices to be turned off while traveling in an airplane.

IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11b, and IEEE 802.11a communication devices are examples of devices that provide wireless communication.

Enter Standby mode. Press the power button to leave Standby mode. For more information, see “Changing Power-SavingSettings” in your online

User Guide.

Toggle the notebook display in the following order:

The LCD

An external monitor or projector (a monitor or projector must be plugged into the monitor port on your notebook)

Both displays at the same time

For more information, see Viewing the display on a projector or monitor in the onlineUser Guide.

Display the power status box in the upper-leftcorner of your display. The5 box shows the battery charge level, the BIOS version, and whether the optional wireless network is being used. Press the key combination again

to close this box.

Increase the LCD panel brightness above the normal brightest setting. Use this feature in bright lighting situations, such as outside in bright sunlight. Press a second time to decrease the brightness below the normal lowest brightness setting. Use this feature in dim lighting situations.

Press a third time to return the display to the normal brightness setting. Important: Using this feature will affect battery performance.

Play or pause the CD or DVD.

Stop playing the CD or DVD.

Skip back one CD song or DVD track.

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Press and hold FN, then

To...

press this system key...

 

 

Skip ahead one CD song or DVD track.

 

Increase the brightness of the display.

 

Decrease the brightness of the display.

 

Mute the sound. Press the key combination again to restore the sound.

 

For more information, see “Adjusting the volume” on page 22.

 

Increase volume. For more information, see “Adjusting the volume” on

 

page 22.

 

Decrease volume. For more information, see “Adjusting the volume” on

 

page 22.

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Using the EZ Pad touchpad

Using the EZ Pad touchpad

Tips & Tricks

For instructions on how to adjust the double-clickspeed, pointer speed,right-handorleft-handconfiguration, and other touchpad settings, see “Changing the mouse or touchpad settings” in the online User Guide.

Tips & Tricks

You received your notebook with the EZ Pad touchpad set to only accept clicking by using the touchpad buttons. You can change this feature to allow tapping on the touchpad to simulate clicking the left

button. For more information, see “Changing the mouse or touchpad settings” in the online User Guide.

The EZ Pad™ consists of a touchpad, two buttons, and a scroll zone.

Touchpad

Scroll zone

Left button

Right button

When you move your finger on the touchpad, the pointer (arrow) on the screen moves in the same direction. You can use the scroll zone to scroll through documents. Use of the scroll zone may vary from program to program.

You can use the EZ-Padleft andright buttons below the touchpad to select objects.

...To

...Do this

 

 

Move the pointer on the screen.

Move your finger around on the touchpad. If you run out of space and need to move the pointer farther, lift your finger, move it to the middle of the touchpad, then continue moving your finger.

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To... Do this...

Select an object on the screen.

Start a program or open a file or folder.

Access a shortcut menu or find more information about an object on the screen.

Move an object on the screen.

Position the pointer over the object. Quickly press and release the left button once. This action is called clicking.

Position the pointer over the object. Press the left button twice in rapid succession. This action is called double-clicking.

Position the pointer over the object. Quickly press and release the right button once. This action is called right-clicking.

Position the pointer over the object. Press the left button and hold it down, then use the touchpad to move (drag) the object to the appropriate part of the screen. Release the button to drop the object where you want it.

Adjusting the volume

Tips & Tricks You can use the volume control to adjust the overall volume of your notebook.

For instructions on how to adjust the

volume in Windows, see “Adjusting the

Volume” in the online User Guide. To adjust the overall volume level using hardware controls:

If you are using external speakers, turn the knob on the front of the speakers.

-OR-

Use the mute and volume control buttons on the keyboard. For more information, see “System key combinations” on page 19.

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Turning your wireless radio on or off

Turning your wireless radio on or off

Warning

Radio frequency wireless communication can interfere with equipment on commercial aircraft. Current aviation regulations require wireless devices to be turned off while traveling in an airplane. IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, and IEEE 802.11g communication devices are examples of devices that provide wireless communication.

Warning

In environments where the risk of interference to other devices or services is harmful or perceived as harmful, the option to use a wireless device may be restricted or eliminated. Airports, hospitals, and oxygen or flammable gas laden atmospheres are limited examples where use of wireless devices may be restricted or eliminated. When in environments where you are uncertain of the sanction to use wireless devices, ask the applicable authority for authorization prior to use or turning on the wireless device.

Tips & Tricks

For more information about using your notebook on a wireless network, see “Wireless Networking” in the online User Guide.

Your Gateway notebook may have a factory-installedwireless networkingmini-PCIcard.

To turn the wireless radio on or off:

Press FN + F2. The wireless status indicator turns on or off. For the location of the wireless status indicator, see“Using the status indicators” on page 17.

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Using the DVD drive

You can use your notebook to enjoy a wide variety of multimedia features.

Identifying drive types

Your Gateway notebook may contain one of the following drive types. Look on the front of the drive for one or more of the following logos:

If your drive has this logo...

This is your drive type...

Use your drive for...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DVD drive

Installing programs, playing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

audio CDs, playing DVDs, and

 

 

 

 

accessing data. You cannot use

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

this drive to create CDs or DVDs.

 

 

 

 

 

Combination DVD/CD-RWdrive

Installing programs, playing audio CDs, playing DVDs, accessing data, and recording music and data to recordable CDs. You cannot use this drive to create DVDs.

Multi-formatdouble layerDVD±RW/CD-RW

ROM/R/RW drive

Installing programs, playing audio CDs, playing DVDs, accessing data, recording music and data to CD-RorCD-RWdiscs, and recording video and data toDVD-R,DVD+R,DVD-RW,DVD+RW, or double layer DVD+R discs.

Note: To use the double layer capability of the double layer recordable DVD drive, the blank DVDs you purchase must state Double Layer, Dual Layer, or DL. Using other types of blank media will result in less capacity.

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Using the memory card reader

Inserting a CD or DVD

[

Important

When you place a single-sideddisc in the tray, make sure that the label side is facing up. If the disc has two playable sides, place the disc so the name of the side you want to play is facing up.

Eject button

Manual eject hole

To insert a CD or DVD:

1Press the eject button on the DVD drive. After the tray opens slightly, pull the disc tray completely open.

2Place the disc in the tray with the label facing up, then press down carefully on the disc until it snaps into place.

3 Push the tray in until it is closed.

Using the memory card reader

You can use memory cards to transfer pictures from a digital camera to your notebook. You can also use the memory card reader to transfer data between your notebook and a device that uses memory cards, such as a PDA, MP3 player, or cellular telephone.

Memory card types

The memory card reader supports Memory Stick®, Memory Stick Pro®, Mini Secure Digital®, MultiMediaCard™, RS-MultiMediaCard™,and Secure Digital™ cards.

Inserting a memory card

To insert a memory card:

Insert the memory card into the memory card slot with the label facing up and the arrow on the label pointing towards the notebook.

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Using a memory card

To access a file on a memory card:

1 ClickStart, then clickMy Computer.

2Double-clickthe drive letter (for example, the E: drive), thendouble-clickthe file name.

Removing a memory card

Important

Do not use the remove hardware icon in the taskbar to remove the memory card. If you use the remove hardware icon, your notebook may not recognize your memory card reader until you restart your notebook.

To remove a memory card:

1Push the memory card into the notebook. The memory card pops out slightly.

2 Pull the memory card out of the notebook.

Adding and removing a PC Card

Your notebook has a PC Card slot (also known as a PCMCIA card slot). This slot accepts one Type II card. You do not need to restart your notebook when changing most cards because your notebook supports hot-swapping.Hot-swappingmeans that you can insert a PC Card while your notebook is running. If your PC Card does not work afterhot-swapping,see the PC Card manufacturer’s documentation for further information.

To insert a PC Card:

Push the card firmly into the PC Card slot, label-sideup, until the outer edge of the card is flush with the side of your notebook.

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Important

If the remove hardware icon does not appear on the taskbar, click the show hidden icons button.

To remove a PC Card:

1Click the remove hardware icon in the taskbar, the PC Card name, then clickStop.

-OR-

Turn off your notebook.

2 Release the eject button by pressing the PC Card eject button once.

3 Eject the PC Card by pressing the eject button again.

Changing batteries

Warning

Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced.

Replace only with a battery specifically manufactured for your Gateway notebook. Discard used batteries according to local hazardous material regulations.

The battery used in this device may present a fire or chemical burn hazard if mishandled. Do not disassemble, heat above 212°F (100°C), or incinerate. Dispose of used battery promptly. Keep away from children.

If your notebook is connected to AC power, you can change the battery while the notebook is turned on. If your notebook is not plugged into an AC outlet, you must turn the notebook off while changing the battery.

To change the battery:

1If your notebook is on and is connected to AC power, go to Step 2.-OR-

If your notebook is on and is not plugged into an AC outlet, save your work and turn off your notebook.

2 Close the LCD panel.

3 Turn your notebook over so the bottom is facing up.

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4 Slide the battery lock to the unlocked position.

5 Slide the battery release latch, then slide the battery out of the notebook.

6 Slide a recharged battery into the notebook until it snaps into place.

7 Slide the battery lock to the locked position.

8 Turn your notebook over.

9 Open the LCD panel.

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Recalibrating the battery

Recalibrating the battery

Important

Do not interrupt the battery recalibration process. If recalibration is interrupted, you must start the process over again.

If your notebook unexpectedly goes into Standby mode while you are using it but the battery charge is not low, you may need to recalibrate your battery. You should also recalibrate the battery periodically to maintain the accuracy of the battery gauge.

To recalibrate the battery:

1 Connect the AC adapter, then turn on your notebook.

2As soon as it starts and you see a startup screen, press F2. The BIOS Setup utility opens.

3 Open theAdvanced menu.

4Highlight Battery Auto Learning, then selectEnabled by pressing the spacebar.

5 Open theExit menu, then highlightExit Saving Changes and pressENTER.

6Select Yes, then pressENTER.

The battery recalibration process begins and a screen opens showing you the progress. The entire process will take several hours.

When the recalibration has finished, the message “Press [Esc] key to exit” appears.

7Press ESC. The battery charge indicator now displays an accurate battery charge. If the battery charge indicator does not show an accurate charge, contact Gateway Customer Care atsupport.gateway.com.

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Ordering accessories

To order accessories, visit the Accessory Store at accessories.gateway.com.

Batteries

If you run your notebook on battery power for extended periods, you may want to buy an additional battery so you can swap batteries when necessary. See “Changing batteries” on page 27 for more information about using an additional battery.

Carrying cases

Gateway has large-capacitycarrying cases if you need additional space for accessories or supplies.

Memory

Large programs, such as multimedia games or graphics programs, use a lot of memory. If your programs are running more slowly than you think they should, try adding more memory. See “Adding or replacing memory” on page 32 for more information.

Printers

You can attach almost any type of printer to your notebook. The most common types are inkjet and laser printers, which print in color or black and white.

Inkjet printers and cartridges are relatively inexpensive, but they are slower than laser printers. Using an inkjet color printer, you can print pictures, banners, and greeting cards, as well as documents.

Laser printers and cartridges are more expensive, but they print much faster than inkjet printers. Laser printers are better than inkjet printers when you are printing large documents.

USB flash drive

Use a USB flash drive for storing files or transferring files to another computer.

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Adding or replacing memory

Replacing the DVD drive

Replacing the hard drive

Replacing the keyboard

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Preventing static electricity discharge

Warning

To avoid exposure to dangerous electrical voltages and moving parts, turn off your notebook and unplug the power cord, modem cable, and network cable before opening the case.

Warning

To prevent risk of electric shock, do not insert any object into the vent holes of the notebook.

Important

Before installing or replacing components, you should read and understand the information in this section.

The components inside your notebook are extremely sensitive to static electricity, also known as electrostatic discharge (ESD).

Before installing or replacing components, follow these guidelines:

Avoid static-causingsurfaces such as carpeted floors, plastic, and packing foam.

Remove components from their antistatic bags only when you are ready to use them. Do not lay components on the outside of antistatic bags because only the inside of the bags provide electrostatic protection.

Always hold components by their edges. Avoid touching the edge connectors. Never slide components over any surface.

Wear a grounding wrist strap (available at most electronics stores) and attach it to a bare metal part of your workbench or other grounded connection.

Touch a bare metal surface on your workbench or other grounded object.

Adding or replacing memory

Important

Use only memory modules designed for your Gateway notebook.

Tools Required

You need a small Phillips screwdriver to replace memory.

Your notebook uses memory modules called SO-DIMMs(Small Outline Dual Inline Memory Modules). The modules are available in various capacities and any module can be placed in any slot.

Memory bay

To add or replace memory modules:

1Follow the guidelines under “Preventing static electricity discharge” on page 32.

2 Turn off your notebook.

3 Disconnect the AC adapter, modem cable, and network cable.

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The screw hole is marked with a K.

Adding or replacing memory

4 Disconnect all peripheral devices and remove any PC cards.

5Turn your notebook over so the bottom is facing up, then remove the battery. For more information, see “Changing batteries” on page 27.

6Remove the keyboard and removable screws shown in the following picture, loosen the remaining five captive screws (these screws cannot be removed), then remove the memory bay cover.

Captive

Captive

Captive

Removable

screw

screw

screw

screw

Keyboard screw

Captive

screw Captive screw

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7If you are removing a module, gently press outward on the clip at each end of the memory module until the module tilts upward.

8 Pull the memory module out of the slot.

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Important

9

Hold the new or replacement module at a 30-degreeangle and press it

Use only memory modules designed for

 

into the empty memory slot. This module is keyed so it can only be

your Gateway notebook.

 

inserted in one direction. If the module does not fit, make sure that the

 

 

 

 

notch in the module lines up with the tab in the memory bay.

 

10

Gently push the module down until it clicks in place.

 

11

Replace the memory bay cover, then tighten the captive screws.

 

12

Replace the removable and keyboard screws.

 

13

Insert the battery, then turn your notebook over.

 

14

Connect the power adapter, modem cable, and network cable, then turn

 

 

on your notebook.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Replacing the DVD drive

Important

Replace the DVD drive only with a similar drive provided by Gateway.

Tools Required

You need a small Phillips screwdriver to replace the DVD drive.

If your DVD drive becomes damaged, you can replace it with a similar drive obtained from Gateway.

To replace the DVD drive:

1 Make sure that the DVD drive is empty.

2Follow the guidelines under “Preventing static electricity discharge” on page 32.

3 Turn off your notebook.

4 Disconnect the AC adapter, modem cable, and network cable.

5 Disconnect all peripheral devices and remove any PC Cards.

6Turn your notebook over so the bottom is facing up, then remove the battery. For more information, see “Changing batteries” on page 27.

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Tips & Tricks

The screw hole is marked with a K.

7Remove the keyboard and removable screws shown in the following picture, loosen the remaining five captive screws (these screws cannot be removed), then remove the memory bay cover.

Captive

Captive

Captive

Removable

screw

screw

screw

screw

Keyboard screw

Captive

screw Captive screw

8With a small Phillips screwdriver, remove the DVD drive screw, then put it in a safe place.

Screw

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9Insert a straightened paper clip into the DVD drive’s manual eject hole, push in the paper clip to eject the drive tray, then pull the drive tray open.

10 Carefully slide the drive out of the drive bay.

11Slide the new DVD drive into the drive bay. Make sure that the drive fits securely in the bay.

12Secure the DVD drive with the screw removed in Step 8.

13Replace the memory bay cover, then tighten the five captive screws.

14Replace the removable and keyboard screws.

15Insert the battery, then turn your notebook over.

16Connect the power adapter, modem cable, and network cable, then turn on your notebook.

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Replacing the hard drive kit

Tools Required If you would like more hard drive capacity, you can replace your original drive

You need a small Phillips screwdriver to with a higher-capacity drive. replace the hard drive kit.

Hard drive kit

To replace the hard drive kit:

1Create a Drivers and Applications Recoverydisc using the procedure found in the online User Guide.

2Print the Recovering Your System chapter from the onlineUser Guide for use inStep 18.

3Back up any data you want to transfer to the new hard drive. For more information, see “Backing up files” in the online User Guide.

4Follow the guidelines under “Preventing static electricity discharge” on page 32.

5 Turn off your notebook.

6 Disconnect the AC adapter, modem cable, and network cable.

7 Disconnect all peripheral devices and remove any PC cards.

8Turn your notebook over so the bottom is facing up, then remove the battery. For more information, see “Changing batteries” on page 27.

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Replacing the hard drive kit

9Remove the two hard drive bay cover screws, slide the hard drive bay cover, then remove it. The hard drive is attached to the back of the cover.

10If your new hard drive already includes the hard drive cover, go to Step 15.-OR-

If you need to move the hard drive cover from your old hard drive to your new hard drive, go to Step 11.

11Remove the screws that secure the hard drive to the hard drive cover.

Screws

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Screws

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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12 Remove the cover from the old drive.

13Insert the new drive label side up onto the cover so the screw holes line up.

14Replace the screws that secure the cover to the drive.

15Slide the new hard drive kit into your notebook, then replace the cover screws.

16Insert the battery, then turn your notebook over.

17Connect the power adapter, modem cable, and network cable, then turn on your notebook.

18For instructions on installing Windows, your drivers, and your applications, see the Recovering Your System chapter you printed inStep 2.

Replacing the keyboard

Important

Replace the keyboard only with a similar keyboard provided by Gateway.

Tools Required

You need a small Phillips and a small flat-bladescrewdriver to replace the keyboard.

If your keyboard becomes damaged, you can replace it with a similar keyboard obtained from Gateway.

Removing the keyboard

To remove the keyboard:

1Follow the guidelines under “Preventing static electricity discharge” on page 32.

2 Turn off your notebook.

3 Disconnect the AC adapter, modem cable, and network cable.

4 Disconnect all peripheral devices and remove any PC Cards.

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Replacing the keyboard

Tips & Tricks

The screw hole is marked with a K.

5Turn your notebook over so the bottom is facing up, then remove the battery. For more information, see “Changing batteries” on page 27.

6With a small Phillips screwdriver, remove the keyboard screw and put it in a safe place.

Keyboard screw

7 Turn your notebook over so the top is facing up.

8With a small Phillips screwdriver, remove the two hinge cover screws and put them in a safe place.

Screw

Screw

9Insert the small flat-bladescrewdriver under the bottom of each hinge cover and gently pry it up.

10 Carefully open the LCD panel to the fully opened position.

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Important

Inserting a piece of cloth between the screwdriver and keyboard will help prevent damage to your notebook.

11Insert the small flat-bladescrewdriver under the right end of the keyboard cover and gently pry it up.

12 Pull the cover off the notebook. Be careful to not damage the LCD panel.

13Lift the back edge of the keyboard slightly, then slowly slide it toward the LCD panel to release the keyboard retaining tabs located on the front of the keyboard.

14Slowly rotate the keyboard toward you so it lies keys-down on top of your notebook. Be careful to not damage the LCD panel.

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Replacing the keyboard

15Slide the black keyboard connector clip to the front of the notebook and remove the cables. Be careful not to touch or damage any other components.

Keyboard connector clip

Installing the keyboard

Important

The keyboard cable is correctly oriented if it is not twisted.

To install the keyboard:

1Place the new keyboard keys-down on your notebook with the space bar away from you.

2Make sure the black keyboard connector clip is fully moved toward the front of the notebook, insert the cable into the connector, then slide the black clip to lock the connector in place.

3Rotate the keyboard toward the LCD panel until the keyboard is almost face-up.

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Caution

If the cover is not correctly replaced, your notebook could be damaged when you try to close the LCD panel.

4Insert the tabs on the front edge of the keyboard into the slot under the palm rest. You may need to press down on the keyboard keys along the front edge of the keyboard to seat the retaining tabs into their corresponding slots.

5Gently press the keyboard down until it is flat all the way across. The keyboard should easily fall into place. Be careful to not damage the LCD panel.

6Replace the keyboard cover. Press down on the cover in several places until it clicks in place. The cover is correctly mounted when you can run your finger along the cover and find no loose spots. The cover should be flat all the way across.

7 Close the LCD panel, then replace the two hinge cover screws.

8 Turn your notebook over so the bottom is facing up.

9 Replace the keyboard screw.

10Insert the battery, then turn your notebook over.

11Connect the power adapter, the modem cable, and the network cable, then turn on your notebook.

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Safety information

Regulatory statements

Environmental information

Notices

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Important safety information

Warning

Always follow these instructions to help guard against personal injury and damage to your Gateway system.

Warning

Do not use Gateway products in areas classified as hazardous locations. Such areas include patient care areas of medical and dental facilities, oxygen-ladenenvironments, or industrial facilities.

Warning

To reduce the risk of fire, use only No. 26 AWG or larger telecommunications line cord.

Your Gateway notebook is designed and tested to meet the latest standards for safety of information technology equipment. However, to ensure safe use of this notebook, it is important that the safety instructions marked on the notebook and in the documentation are followed.

Setting up your system

Read and follow all instructions marked on the notebook and in the documentation before you operate your notebook. Retain all safety and operating instructions for future use.

Do not use this notebook near water or a heat source such as a radiator.

Set up the notebook on a stable work surface.

The notebook should be operated only from the type of power source indicated on the rating label.

If your notebook has a voltage selector switch, make sure that the switch is in the proper position for your area. The voltage selector switch is set at the factory to the correct voltage.

Openings in the notebook case are provided for ventilation. Do not block or cover these openings. Make sure you provide adequate space, at least 6 inches (15 cm), around the notebook for ventilation when you set up your work area. Never insert objects of any kind into the notebook ventilation openings.

Some notebook are equipped with a three-wirepower cord to make sure that the notebook is properly grounded when in use. The plug on this cord will fit only into agrounding-typeoutlet. This is a safety feature. If you are unable to insert the plug into an outlet, contact an electrician to install the appropriate outlet.

If you use an extension cord with this notebook, make sure that the total ampere rating on the products plugged into the extension cord does not exceed the extension cord ampere rating.

If your notebook is fitted with a TV Tuner, cable, or satellite receiver card, make sure that the antenna or cable system is electrically grounded to provide some protection against voltage surges and buildup of static charges.

Care during use

Do not walk on the power cord or allow anything to rest on it.

Do not spill anything on the notebook. The best way to avoid spills is to avoid eating and drinking near your notebook.

Some notebooks have a replaceable CMOS battery on the system board. There is a danger of explosion if the CMOS battery is replaced incorrectly. Replace the battery with the same or equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer. Dispose of batteries according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

When the notebook is turned off, a small amount of electrical current still flows through the notebook. To avoid electrical shock, always unplug all power cables and modem cables from the wall outlets before cleaning the notebook.

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Important safety information

Unplug the notebook from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified personnel if:

The power cord or plug is damaged. Liquid has been spilled into the notebook.

The notebook does not operate properly when the operating instructions are followed.

The notebook was dropped or the cabinet is damaged. The notebook performance changes.

Replacement parts and accessories

Use only replacement parts and accessories recommended by Gateway.

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Regulatory compliance statements

Wireless guidance

Warning

Radio frequency wireless communication can interfere with equipment on commercial aircraft. Current aviation regulations require wireless devices to be turned off while traveling in an airplane. 802.11b (also known as wireless Ethernet or Wifi) and Bluetooth communication devices are examples of devices that provide wireless communication.

Warning

In environments where the risk of interference to other devices or services is harmful or perceived as harmful, the option to use a wireless device may be restricted or eliminated. Airports, Hospitals, and Oxygen or flammable gas laden atmospheres are limited examples where use of wireless devices may be restricted or eliminated. When in environments where you are uncertain of the sanction to use wireless devices, ask the applicable authority for authorization prior to use or turning on the wireless device.

Warning

If your notebook came equipped with an internal embedded wireless device, do not operate the wireless device unless all covers and shields are in place and the notebook is fully assembled.

Caution

Wireless devices are not user serviceable. Do not modify them in any way.

Modification to a wireless device will void the authorization to use it. Please contact Gateway for service.

Low power, Radio transmitting type devices (radio frequency (RF) wireless communication devices), may be present (embedded) in your notebook system. These devices may operate in the 2.4 GHz (i.e. 802.11b/g LAN & Bluetooth), 5.2 GHz (i.e. 802.11a LAN), and traditional cellular or PCS cellular bands (i.e. Cellular data modem). The following section is a general overview of considerations while operating a wireless device.

Additional limitations, cautions, and concerns for specific countries are listed in the specific country sections (or country group sections). The wireless devices in your system are only qualified for use in the countries identified by the Radio Approval Marks on the system rating label. If the country you will be using the wireless device in, is not listed, please contact your local Radio Approval agency for requirements. Wireless devices are closely regulated and use may not be allowed.

The power output of the wireless device or devices that may be embedded in your notebook is well below the RF exposure limits as known at this time. Because the wireless devices (which may be embedded into your notebook) emit less energy than is allowed in radio frequency safety standards and recommendations, Gateway believes these devices are safe for use. Regardless of the power levels, care should be taken to minimize human contact during normal operation.

Measurements have been performed to show that the RF exposure is below what is considered safe limits; however care should be taken to make sure the user or bystanders keep the transmitter away from their body when the wireless device is transmitting. The transmitting antenna installed in the top third of the lid should be used in a manner to maintain 20 cm (8 inches) from user’s or bystander’s bodies.

The wireless devices installed in this system are intended to be used indoors. In some areas, use of these devices outdoors is prohibited.

Caution

Only use drivers approved for the country in which the device will be used. See the Gateway System Restoration Kit, or contact Gateway Customer Care for additional information.

Important

Every country has different restrictions on the use of wireless devices. Since your notebook is equipped with a wireless device, when traveling between countries with your notebook, check with the local Radio Approval authorities prior to any move or trip for any restrictions on the use of a wireless device in the destination country.

Some circumstances require restrictions on wireless devices. Examples of common restrictions are listed to the left.

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Regulatory compliance statements

United States of America

Caution

Wireless devices are not user-serviceable.Do not modify them in any way.

Modification to a wireless device will void the authorization to use it. Contact Gateway for service.

Caution

The transmitting device embedded in this notebook may not be used with any antenna other than the one provided with the notebook.

Caution

In order to comply with FCC requirements this transmitter must not be operated (or co-located)in conjunction with any other transmitter or antenna installed in the notebook.

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Intentional emitter per FCC Part 15

Low power, Radio transmitter type devices (radio frequency (RF) wireless communication devices), operating in the 2.4 GHz band and/or 5.15 – 5.35 GHz band, may be present (embedded) in your notebook system. This section is only applicable if these devices are present. Refer to the system label to verify the presence of wireless devices.

Wireless devices that may be in your system are only qualified for use in the United States of America if an FCC ID number is on the system label.

The FCC has set a general guideline of 20 cm (8 inches) separation between the device and the body, for use of a wireless device near the body (this does not include extremities). This device should be used more than 20 cm (8 inches) from the body when wireless devices are on. The power output of the wireless device (or devices), which may be embedded in your notebook, is well below the RF exposure limits as set by the FCC.

The wireless devices installed in this system are intended to be used indoors. In some areas, use of these devices outdoors is prohibited.

Operation of this device is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation of the device.

Unintentional emitter per FCC Part 15

This device has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio or television reception. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause interference to radio and television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:

Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna

Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver

Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected

Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.

Compliance Accessories: The accessories associated with this equipment are: shielded video cable when an external monitor is connected. These accessories are required to be used in order to ensure compliance with FCC rules.

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FCC declaration of conformity
Caution Responsible party:

Changes or modifications not expressly approved by Gateway could void the FCC compliance and negate your authority to operate the notebook.

Gateway Companies, Inc.

610 Gateway Drive, North Sioux City, SD 57049

(605) 232-2000Fax: (605)232-2023

Caution

Recycle or dispose of the used notebook

Product:

properly according to federal, state and

Gateway M360

local laws.

 

Gateway M365

 

Gateway 6000 series

 

This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation of this product is

 

subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful

 

interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received,

 

including interference that may cause undesired operation.

Warning

California Proposition 65 Warning

Hg

Warning

This product contains chemicals, including lead, known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or reproductive harm.

Mercury Warning

The lamp in this display contains mercury. Do not put in trash. Recycle or dispose as hazardous waste.

Telecommunications per Part 68 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR 47) (applicable to products fitted with USA modems)

Your modem complies with Part 68 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR 47) rules. On the computer or modem card is a label that contains the FCC registration number and Ringer Equivalence Number (REN) for this device. If requested, this information must be provided to the telephone company.

A telephone line cord with a modular plug is required for use with this device. The modem is designed to be connected to the telephone network or premises wiring using a compatible modular jack which is Part 68-compliant.See installation instructions for details.

The Ringer Equivalence Number (REN) is used to determine the number of devices which may be connected to the telephone line. Excessive RENs on a telephone line may result in the devices not ringing in response to an incoming call. In most areas, the sum of RENs should not exceed five (5.0). To be certain of the number of devices that may be connected to a line, as determined by the total RENs, contact the local telephone company.

If this device causes harm to the telephone network, the telephone company will notify you in advance that temporary discontinuance of service may be required. The telephone company may request that you disconnect the equipment until the problem is resolved.

The telephone company may make changes in its facilities, equipment, operations, or procedures that could affect the operation of this equipment. If this happens, the telephone company will provide advance notice in order for you to make necessary modifications to maintain uninterrupted service.

This equipment cannot be used on telephone company-providedcoin service. Connection to party line service is subject to state tariffs. Contact the state public utility commission or public service commission for information.

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Canada

Caution

To prevent radio interference to licensed service or co-channelMobile Satellite systems, this device is intended to be operated indoors and away from windows to provide maximum shielding. Equipment (or its transmit antenna) that is installed outdoors is subject to licensing.

Caution

Wireless devices are not user-serviceable.Do not modify them in any way.

Modification to a wireless device will void the authorization to use it. Contact Gateway for service.

Caution

The transmitting device embedded in this notebook may not be used with any antenna other than provide with the notebook.

Caution

The 802.11A radio LAN your notebook may have been equipped with operates in the same frequency range as high power radar, which has priority use, and may damage the radio LAN if both are present and being used in the same area.

Regulatory compliance statements

When programming or making test calls to emergency numbers:

Remain on the line and briefly explain to the dispatcher the reason for the call.

Perform such activities in the off-peakhours such as early morning or late evenings.

The United States Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 makes it unlawful for any person to use a computer or other electronic device to send any message via a telephone fax machine unless such message clearly contains, in a margin at the top or bottom of each transmitted page or on the first page of the transmission, the date and time it is sent, an identification of the business, other entity, or other individual sending the message, and the telephone number of the sending machine or such business, other entity, or individual. Refer to your fax communication software documentation for details on how to comply with the fax-brandingrequirement.

Industry Canada (IC) Intentional emitter per RSS 210

Low power, Radio transmitter type devices (radio frequency (RF) wireless communication devices), operating in the 2.4 GHz band and/or 5.15 – 5.35 GHz band, may be present (embedded) in your notebook system. This section is only applicable if these devices are present. Refer to the system label to verify the presence of wireless devices.

Wireless devices that may be in your system are only qualified for use in Canada if an Industry Canada ID number is on the system label.

As a general guideline, a separation of 20 cm (8 inches) between the wireless device and the body, for use of a wireless device near the body (this does not include extremities) is typical. This device should be used more than 20 cm (8 inches) from the body when wireless devices are on. The power output of the wireless device (or devices), which may be embedded in your notebook, is well below the RF exposure limits as set by Industry Canada.

Operation of this device is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation of the device.

Unintentional emitter per ICES-003

This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise emissions from digital apparatus as set out in the radio interference regulations of Industry Canada.

Le présent appareil numérique n’émet pas de bruits radioélectriques dépassant les limites applicables aux appareils numériques de Classe B prescrites dans le règlement sur le brouillage radioélectrique édicté par Industrie Canada.

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Warning

To avoid electrical shock or equipment malfunction do not attempt to make electrical ground connections by yourself. Contact the appropriate inspection authority or an electrician, as appropriate.

Telecommunications per Industry Canada CS-03(for products fitted with anIC-compliantmodem)

The Industry Canada label identifies certified equipment. This certification means that the equipment meets certain telecommunications network protective, operation, and safety requirements. The Department does not guarantee the equipment will operate to the users’ satisfaction.

Before installing this equipment, users should make sure that it is permissible to be connected to the facilities of the local telecommunications company. The equipment must also be installed using an acceptable method of connection. In some cases, the inside wiring associated with a single-lineindividual service may be extended by means of a certified connector assembly. The customer should be aware that compliance with the above conditions may not prevent degradation of service in some situations.

Repairs to certified equipment should be made by an authorized Canadian maintenance facility designated by the supplier. Any repairs or alterations made by the user to this equipment, or equipment malfunctions, may give the telecommunications company cause to request the user to disconnect the equipment.

Users should make sure, for their own protection, that the electrical ground connections of the power utility, telephone lines, and internal metallic water pipe system, if present, are connected together. This precaution may be particularly important in rural areas.

The Ringer Equivalence Number (REN) assigned to each terminal device provides an indication of the maximum number of terminals allowed to be connected to a telephone interface. The termination on an interface may consist of any combination of devices subject only to the requirement that the sum of the Ringer Equivalence Numbers of all the devices does not exceed 5.

Japan

Japanese Modem Notice

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Laser safety statement

Warning

Use of controls or adjustments or performance of procedures other than those specified in this manual may result in hazardous radiation exposure. To prevent exposure to laser beams, do not try to open the enclosure of a CD or DVD drive.

Environmental information

All Gateway systems equipped with CD and DVD drives comply with the appropriate safety standards, including IEC 825. The laser devices in these components are classified as “Class 1 Laser Products” under a US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Radiation Performance Standard. Should the unit ever need servicing, contact an authorized service location.

EPA ENERGY STAR

ENERGY STAR

As an ENERGY STAR® Partner, Gateway has determined that this product meets the ENERGY STAR guidelines for energy efficiency when used with a computer equipped with a Display Power Management System.

Environmental information

The product you have purchased contains extracted natural resources that have been used in the manufacturing process. This product may contain substances known to be hazardous to the environment or to human health.

To prevent releases of harmful substances into the environment and to maximize the use of our natural resources, Gateway provides the following information on how you can responsibly recycle or reuse most of the materials in your “end of life” product.

Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (commonly known as WEEE) should never be disposed of in the municipal waste stream (residential garbage collection). The “Crossed-OutWaste Bin” label affixed to this product is your reminder to dispose of your “end of life” product properly.

Substances such as glass, plastics, and certain chemical compounds are highly recoverable, recyclable, and reusable. You can do your part for the environment by following these simple steps:

When your electrical or electronic equipment is no longer useful to you, “take it back” to your local or regional waste collection administration for recycling.

In some cases, your “end of life” product may be “traded in” for credit towards the purchase of new Gateway equipment. Call Gateway to see if this program is available in your area.

If you need further assistance in recycling, reusing, or trading in your “end of life” product, you may contact us at the Customer Care number listed in your product’s user guide and we will be glad to help you with your effort.

Finally, we suggest that you practice other environmentally friendly actions by understanding and using the energy-savingfeatures of this product (where applicable), recycling the inner and outer packaging (including shipping containers) this product was delivered in, and by disposing of or recycling used batteries properly.

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With your help, we can reduce the amount of natural resources needed to produce electrical and electronic equipment, minimize the use of landfills for the disposal of “end of life” products, and generally improve our quality of life by ensuring that potentially hazardous substances are not released into the environment and are disposed of properly.

Notices

Copyright © 2006 Gateway, Inc.

All Rights Reserved

7565 Irvine Center Drive

Irvine, CA 92618 USA

All Rights Reserved

This publication is protected by copyright and all rights are reserved. No part of it may be reproduced or transmitted by any means or in any form, without prior consent in writing from Gateway.

The information in this manual has been carefully checked and is believed to be accurate. However, changes are made periodically. These changes are incorporated in newer publication editions. Gateway may improve and/or change products described in this publication at any time. Due to continuing system improvements, Gateway is not responsible for inaccurate information which may appear in this manual. For the latest product updates, consult the Gateway Web site at www.gateway.com. In no event will Gateway be liable for direct, indirect, special, exemplary, incidental, or consequential damages resulting from any defect or omission in this manual, even if advised of the possibility of such damages.

In the interest of continued product development, Gateway reserves the right to make improvements in this manual and the products it describes at any time, without notices or obligation.

Trademark Acknowledgments

Gateway and the Black-and-WhiteSpot Design are trademarks or registered trademarks of Gateway, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. SpotShop, Spotshop.com, and Your:)Ware are trademarks of Gateway, Inc. Intel, Intel Inside logo, and Pentium are registered trademarks and MMX is a trademark of Intel Corporation. Microsoft, MS,MS-DOS,and Windows are trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. All other product names mentioned herein are used for identification purposes only, and may be the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

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Macrovision statement

If your notebook has a DVD drive and an analog TV Out port, the following paragraph applies:

This product incorporates copyright protection technology that is protected by method claims of certain U.S. patents and other intellectual property rights owned by Macrovision Corporation and other rights owners. Use of this copyright protection technology must be authorized by Macrovision Corporation, and is intended for home and other limited viewing uses only unless otherwise authorized by Macrovision Corporation. Reverse engineering or disassembly is prohibited.

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Index

A

AC adapter connecting 12 connector9

accessories purchasing 30

safety precautions 47 application key18

arrow keys 18

audio

adjusting volume 20 back button19 headphone jack6 microphone jack6 muting20,22

next button 20 pause button19 play button19 stop button19

volume down button 20 volume up button20

B

battery

bay 27 changing27

charge indicator 6 charging12 installing27

latch 10 locating10 purchasing30 recalibrating29 recharging12 release latch10 replacing27

bays

battery 27

hard drive 10 memory10,32

BIOS Setup utility 29

brightness adjusting 19

brightness keys 20

C

cable lock 7 cable modem14

Caps Lock indicator 17

cards

inserting memory card 25 inserting PC Card26 memory card slot8

PC Card slot

8

 

 

removing memory card

25

removing PC Card

26

 

slots

25, 26

 

 

 

types of memory cards

 

 

supported

25

 

carrying case

30

 

 

 

CD

 

 

 

 

 

inserting

25

 

 

 

CD drive

 

 

 

 

 

See DVD drive

 

 

 

cellular phone

 

 

 

 

memory cards

25

 

 

Certificate of Authenticity

3

clicking

22

 

 

 

 

closing unresponsive program 16

connecting

AC adapter 12 dial-upmodem13 external keyboard18 keyboard18

to cable modem 14 to DSL modem14 to Ethernet14

to network 14

connections

 

 

 

 

 

 

audio

6

 

 

 

 

 

broadband Internet

8, 14

cable modem

8, 14

 

dial-upmodem

13

 

digital camera

8

 

 

digital video camera

8

DSL modem

8, 14

 

Ethernet

8, 14

 

 

 

external audio

6

 

 

external diskette drive 8

external speakers

6

 

Firewire

8

 

 

 

 

 

flash drive

 

8

 

 

 

headphone

 

6

 

 

 

i.Link

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

IEEE 1394

8

 

 

 

keyboard

8

 

 

 

microphone

6

 

 

 

modem

8, 13

 

 

 

monitor (VGA)

9

 

 

mouse

8

 

 

 

 

 

network

8, 14

 

 

 

power

9, 12

 

 

 

printer

8

 

 

 

 

 

scanner

8

 

 

 

 

 

speaker

6

 

 

 

 

 

S-Video(TV) out

7

 

USB

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

VGA 9

video camera 8 copyright notice54

D

dial-upmodem

13

 

digital camera

 

 

USB port

8

 

 

digital video camera

 

IEEE 1394 port 8

 

directional keys

18

 

display

 

 

 

 

switching

19

 

double-clicking

22

 

dragging

22

 

 

 

drives

 

 

 

 

DVD

24, 35

 

 

DVD/CD-RW7,24

 

DVD±RW

7, 24

 

hard drive

10, 38

 

identifying drive types

24

multi-formatDVD±RW

7, 24

replacing hard drive 38

types

24

 

 

 

DSL modem

14

 

 

DVD

 

 

 

 

drive

24

 

 

 

inserting

25

 

DVD drive

 

 

 

 

identifying

24

 

installing

35

 

locating

7

 

 

replacing

35

 

using

24

 

 

 

DVD/CD-RWdrive

See DVD drive

DVD±RW drive

See DVD drive

E

electrostatic discharge (ESD) 32

Ethernet connecting 14 jack8,14

external monitor 9,19

EZ Pad touchpad See touchpad

F

fan 7

files

opening 22

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finding specifications 3

Firewire port 8 Fn key18,19

folders

opening 22 function keys18

G

Gateway

model number 2,10 serial number2,3 Support3

H

hard drive bay 10

indicator 17 installing38 replacing38

headphone jack 6 hot-swapping26

I

i.Link port 8 IEEE 1394 port8

indicators

See status indicators inkjet printer30

installing battery 27

DVD drive 35 hard drive38 keyboard40 memory32 PC Card26

J

jacks

See connections

K

Kensington cable lock lock slot 7

key combinations 19

keyboard buttons 18

connecting 18 features18 locating11 replacing40 USB port8

keys

application 18 arrow18

battery status 19 brightness20 directional18

Fn 18,19 function18

LCD brightness 20 LCD/CRT19 navigation18 numeric keypad18 power status19 Standby19

Status 19 system18

system key combinations 19 toggle display19

Windows 18

L

label

model number 10 labels3

laser printer 30

latch

battery 10

LCD panel release 6

LCD panel

release latch 6 switching display19

LCD/CRT system key 19

lock

Kensington cable 7

M

memory bay 10

installing 32 purchasing30 removing32 replacing32

memory card reader locating 8

memory card types supported

25 using 25

microphone jack 6

Microsoft

Certificate of Authenticity 3 model number2

modem cable 14

connecting 13,14 DSL14

jack 8,13

monitor port 9

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USB port 8

moving pointer 21

screen objects 22

MP3 player

memory cards 25

multimedia

adjusting volume 22 using DVD drive24

muting sound 20,22

N

navigation keys 18

network

8, 14

 

 

jack

 

 

networking

 

 

turning off wireless network

23

turning on wireless network

23

Num Lock

 

 

status indicator

17

 

numeric keypad

 

 

status indicator

17

 

using

18

 

 

O

opening

 

files 22

 

folders 22

 

LCD panel

6

notebook

6

programs

22

shortcut menu 22

P

PC Card adding 26

eject button 26 inserting26 installing26 removing26 slot26

PCMCIA card See PC Card

PDA

memory cards 25

pointer identifying 21 moving21

power

AC adapter 12 battery27,29 button11,19

connector 9,12 indicator6,15 source problems13 Standby mode15,19

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status box 19 status indicator6

turning off notebook 15 turning on notebook15

printer

inkjet 30 laser30 USB port8

programs

closing unresponsive 16 opening22

R

RAM

See memory rebooting notebook16 recalibrating battery29

replacing

See installing resetting notebook16 restarting notebook16 right-clicking22 rocker switch21

S

safety

general precautions 46 static electricity32

scanner

USB port 8

screen objects

getting information 22 moving22

selecting 22

security features

Kensington cable lock 7 serial number2,3

setting up

safety precautions 46

shortcut menus accessing 22

shortcuts

opening menu 22

shutting down notebook 15,16

SO-DIMM

See memory

sound

adjusting 20,22

controls 22 muting20,22

speakers built-in6 jack6

specifications 3

Standby

15, 19

 

 

 

mode

 

 

 

system key

19

 

 

starting

 

 

 

 

 

 

notebook

 

15

 

 

 

programs

 

22

 

 

 

static electricity

32

 

 

status indicators

 

 

 

battery charge

 

6

 

Caps Lock

 

17

 

 

 

drive activity

17

 

hard drive

17

 

 

 

location

11

 

 

 

numeric keypad

17

 

Pad Lock

17

 

 

 

power

6

 

 

 

 

 

toggle on or off

19

 

Support

 

 

 

 

 

 

getting specifications

3

surge protector

13

 

 

Suspend

19

 

 

 

 

 

S-Video(TV) out

 

 

 

jack 7

 

 

 

 

 

system identification label

2, 10

system keys

 

 

 

 

 

combinations

19

 

locating

18

 

 

 

T

technical support

 

 

 

Support

3

 

 

 

television

 

 

 

 

TV out jack 7

 

 

 

touchpad

 

 

 

 

buttons

21

 

 

 

clicking

22

 

 

 

double-clicking

22

 

dragging screen objects

22

locating

11

 

 

 

moving pointer

21

 

moving screen objects

22

opening files, folders, and

programs

22

 

opening shortcut menu

22

right-clicking

22

 

 

rocker switch

21

 

selecting screen objects

22

turning off

15, 16

 

notebook

 

wireless network

19, 23

 

turning on

 

 

 

 

notebook

15

 

 

 

wireless network

19, 23

 

TV out (S-Videoout) jack7

U

upgrading 31 USB port8

V

VGA port 9

video

S-Videoout jack7

volume

adjusting 20,22

controls 22 muting20,22

system keys 20

W

waking up notebook 15

Windows key 18

Product Key Code 3

wireless network button 19 turning off23 turning on23

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